This qualification is for anyone wanting to work as a door supervisor or security guard. It provides you with the required skills and knowledge to gain your SIA licence.

You will learn about your required behavioural standards, the law relating to searching a person, powers of arrest, recording incidents, crime scene preservation, reducing risk, conflict management, communicating effectively, caring for vulnerable adults, awareness of trafficking, drug and alcohol issues and physical intervention.

Guided Learning Hours Minimum Contact Time Course Price
Guided Learning Hours: 45 hours Minimum Contact Time: See below hours Course Price: £TBC


Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are the hours that a student needs to be engaged in learning. This includes time spent in independent study, but does not include assessment.

Minimum contact hours (MCH) are the times when the learner is in the same room as the tutor and receiving training, or undertaking examinations or assessment.

For this course, MCH are 32.5 hours if:

  • you have Unit 1 from your DS or SG qualification or
  • you carry out 12.5 hours of home learning and pass the exam on day 1 of the training.

Training must be carried out over 4 days.


Content and Assessment--

This course consists of four units:

Unit 1 (if not previously obtained): Working in the Private Security Industry.

Assessed by a 1-hour multiple-choice exam with 40 questions. You must score 28 out of 40 to pass.

Unit 2: Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry.

Assessed by a 75-minute multiple-choice exam of 45 questions. You must score of 32 out of 45 to pass.

Unit 3: Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry.

Assessed by a 30-minutes multiple-choice exam of 20 questions. You must score of 14 out of 20 to pass.

Unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills within the Private Security Industry.

Assessed in two parts. Part one is a practical test and part two is a true/false test on which you must score 100% to pass.

Course Requirements--

ID Requirements

You must be able to provide sufficient ID. See link below.

SIA ID requirements

English Language Skills

Door supervisors will be required to make calls to the emergency services, communicate to ground staff and liaise with wider departments and teams. It is therefore essential that candidates are able to communicate clearly.

In addition, all assessment will be conducted in the medium of English. You must have sufficient language skills before being assessed. You should have language skills equivalent to:

  • A B1 Level Qualification
  • An ESOL qualification at Level 1 on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • A functional skills Level 1 in English

Supporting Documents--

  • Unit 1 Mock Exam
  • Unit 1 to 4 Workbook
  • Unit 3 Information Sheet
  • Unit 4 Information Sheet
  • SIA ID requirements